The Interplanetary Beliefs Of An Unusual Group In El Cajon
Monday, January 13, 2014
Aired 1/13/14 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Bill Perrine, director, "Children of the Stars."
If you've lived in San Diego for awhile and you don't know about the Unarius organization, you need to expand you horizons, in more ways than one.
The Unarius organization is a group of people in El Cajon who believe they've received wisdom on "interdimensional science," channeled to the group's founder by space beings.
The most famous Unarian was Ruth Norman, also known as Uriel. She led the group and starred in the Unarian public-access TV show, which ran on stations across the country in the 1980s. Unarius programs can still be viewed online today.
Director Bill Perrine has made a documentary about Unarius, called "Children of the Stars," which examines this off-beat group and what they represent.
"The film is more about the nature of belief, and the way small communities can reinforce each others belief system," Perrine said.